Inventories of Light | The New York Review

Changes in color are registered cumulatively, as if each plane were taking an inventory of the light hitting it. How [Miyoko] Ito was able to consistently produce this surface effect is one of the most dazzling and confounding aspects of her work.

One reason we will never return to “life before COVID-19” is the same reason we have never returned to “life before 9/11.” By politicizing these events, we have sought not solutions, but rather agreement and influence — power, in short — and retaliation, and therefore found only anti-terrorism, not peace, a vague hope of containment, not a cure.